So I was buying a few Lysa Terkeurst books for my study group at church and saw that she is the author of Made To Crave. I've heard a few of you guys reading it, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. So I decided to buy the book I love this book so far! It's really made me face my food choices and see my mistakes.
I'm going to be real for a minute (okay, I normally am on this blog, but this one is hard). In the book she asks "Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?" Her answer, and mine, was/is yes. I turn to food for comfort, and when I feel empty; not hungry empty, but emotionally empty. Or when I'm bored. Or any number of other emotions. I always feel hungry.
I like the way that Lysa described it, as a Tower of Impossibility. Taking that tower down brick by brick and using it to pave a path to victory. I seem myself more trying to smash the whole tower down instead, but that doesn't work, I've tried that many times before. She also said that every time she had a craving, she prayed. Every time she was tempted, she prayed. I'm going to try to do that. I don't pray enough and maybe this will help get me to praying more.
No more giving in to my cravings, I'm going to pray. And I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. There is so much more to this book I wish I could share it all, I recommend it to anyone who struggles with food. But be prepared, you are going to face some hard truths, she doesn't hold back.
About to head up to work out. Then smoothie. Then shower. Then cleaning the house. We have two play dates here today and the house is a mess. Oh boy. I see a lot of cleaning for our morning. One person it doesn't matter, she's known me for three years and we don't sweat that kind of stuff. The other person, this is her first time coming over, so I want the house as clean as possible.
I made an awesome choice last night! DH and I went out to eat last night and I was wavering between the salad and the country fried dinner. I love country fried steak. With gravy. And fries. And gravy on those too. But I chose the salad. I was very proud of myself for sticking to my healthy eating plan. Usually when we go out I make up some excuse to eat whatever I want. No more of that!
My first baby blanket! It's made with Bernat Baby blanket yarn, so it is super soft and chunky. It's not done, I was on the last round and ran out of yarn, so it is going to be just a little bit bigger than this. I have to order the yarn online because the store is out. All told this blanket will have cost me $19. I love it. I want one my own size!